Charities Update, Winter 2014


Author: Philip Smith and Sarah McCague

Charities Act 2009

With the exception of Part 4 (Protection of Charitable Organisations) and Part 7 (Miscellaneous Provisions), the majority of the Charities Act 2009 (the “Act”) was commenced with effect from 16 October 2014 and has introduced some key changes to the sector.

At the ICTR Annual Conference, held on 6 November, Úna Ní Dhubhghaill, CEO of the CRA, spoke of the timely impact the Act will have for charities registered in Ireland, ensuring greater accountability and protecting against abuses of charitable status and fraud.

The Act is also expected to enhance public trust and confidence in charities and to increase transparency by providing an open online record which each charity will be actively encouraged to update and amend as and when required.  Click on the link below to learn more.

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